|Anti-national security law protesters march at the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China from Britain, in Hong Kong, Jul 1, 2020. (File photo by= REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)|
[아시아뉴스통신=레악카나 기자] Senior officials in Hong Kong said on Saturday (Jul 4) they were "very disappointed" at Canada's decision to suspend its extradition treaty with the city and again slammed Washington for "interfering" in its affairs.
The comments followed Canada's statement on Friday that it was suspending the treaty with Hong Kong in the wake of the new law and could boost immigration from the city.Canada would also bar the export of sensitive military items to Hong Kong, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters.
"The Canadian government needs to explain to the rule of law, and explain to the world, why it allows fugitives not to bear their legal responsibilities," Hong Kong's security chief, John Lee, told a radio programme on Saturday.
Lee was very disappointed and strongly opposed Canada's move, he added, as it let politics override the rule of law. On Saturday's programme, Hong Kong Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng said she was disappointed and expressed extreme regret over Canada's move, adding that she thought it could probably violate international law.